HORNE, Frederick, J.

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
4 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
South Staffordshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
5118341
Honours & Awards: 
Private Frederick Horne received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe.
Recommendation
"Pte Horne, in the company of Pte Dale performed the Nos.1 and 2 of the 2" Mortar. They succeeded in getting their Mortar forward in a dangerous crawl into a fold in the ground close up to the Heavy Battery. After getting the range the third salvo from the 2" Mortar scored a direct hit on the cordite fuses behind the 6" gun. The whole of the ammunition went up with a roar burning many of the gun crews and completely silencing 5 of the enemy guns which never again got into action."
  • 9 June 1944 wounded during operations at Normandy, France.
Sources
London Gazette 35729, page 4328.
National Archives file WO373/93/856.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/77.
 

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